Claudia Tenney is an attorney, businesswoman and advocate currently representing the 22nd Congressional District and a candidate this 2022 election year for the 24th Congressional District. Her insight into public service has been shaped by experiences beyond politics, including juggling the demands of running a small business while raising her son as a single mother.
Claudia was elected to Congress in November 2016 to represent New York’s old 22nd District which encompasses eight counties in Upstate New York. Prior to her election to Congress, Claudia represented portions of the 24th District for six years in the New York State Assembly.
Claudia graduated from Colgate University and the Taft College of Law at the University of Cincinnati. She is the co-owner of Mid-York Press, Inc., a commercial printing and manufacturing firm started by her maternal grandfather in 1946 in Hamilton, Madison County. Mid-York Press now currently employs nearly 80 people in the Chenango County community of Sherburne.
Claudia was the only American employed by the Consulate General of Yugoslavia. She has remained active with friends and colleagues from the former Yugoslav Consulate and with the Bosnian refugee population in the Utica area. She also published and produced the first Bosnian newspaper in Utica, which is home to the largest Bosnian population in the nation.
Senator Pamela Helming
NYS Senator for the 54th District
Pam Helming, and her husband Gary, have been residents of Canandaigua for over thirty years and have raised their two children, Catherine and Evan, in the local schools and community.
After graduating from Hiram College in 1984, Pam worked with developmentally disabled individuals which led her to manage several local group homes. From this experience, Pam learned that she wished to dedicate her life to serving others. Her desire to make a difference in the community led to public service, first as a town board member, and later being elected Town Supervisor of Canandaigua.
As Canandaigua Town Supervisor, she reduced property tax rates, cut unnecessary expenses, repaired infrastructure, and grew jobs by attracting new businesses and development. As a Town Board Member, Pam introduced a resolution in opposition to Gov. Cuomo’s disastrous SAFE Act.
A champion for the vast local natural resources in the region, Pam serves as a member of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council, and has worked diligently to preserve, protect, and promote water quality and the overall environment in the region.
Recognizing the importance of the small local community in which she raised her family, Pam has devoted her time to a variety of causes including serving as Vice President of the Board for the Parkside Drive, a veterans housing project opening later this year, as well as a member of the Quail Summit Senior Living Center Board of Directors. She has also served as a volunteer for the United Way and helped with fundraising efforts for numerous organizations in the community.
Website: Senator Pamela Helming
Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan
NYS Assemblyman for the 131st District
Jeff Gallahan was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 3, 2020. His district is comprised of Ontario County and parts of Seneca County.
Jeff believes that his real-world experience will be beneficial to the people of his district and throughout New York. He is a believer in the “American Dream” and has raised his children to be hard-working while leading by example. As an Assemblyman, Jeff will fight to hold the line on taxes and push for an end to recently enacted bail reform measures. He believes this is a critical time in history when it comes to police and community relations, and we must ensure law enforcement has all the tools necessary to keep our communities safe. Jeff is committed to standing up for middle-class values, small businesses and our important agricultural community.
Prior to being elected, Jeff was a journeyman machinist at the General Railway Signal Company, moved into Cutting Tool Sales with various Manufactures and moved up the ranks, eventually taking on a number of management roles. Jeff and his wife, Lynn, are proud small business owners and founded CR7 Food Trailer and Catering in 2017. The business serves Manchester and surrounding communities. Through this venture, they are able to give back to a variety of causes by donating their time and resources, including the Boy Scouts of America and the Shortsville American Legion. He has also served as the Manchester Town Supervisor for 11 years and 4 years prior as Town Councilman.
Jeff is the founder of The Red Jacket High School trap shooting team where he teaches local youth about firearms safety. He also volunteers for the Sons of the American Legion, Clifton Springs Area YMCA and is a proud supporter of the Back the Blue movement and local sportsman clubs.
A lifelong resident of Ontario County, Jeff and his wife of 42 years Lynn, are the proud parents of two children who attended local schools and grew up in the community and proud grandparents of 3 grandchildren.
Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes
NYS Assemblywoman for the 133rd District
Marjorie Byrnes was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 6, 2018. Her district is comprised of Livingston County and parts of Monroe and Steuben counties.
As an Assemblywoman, Marjorie will advocate for increases to state-funded infrastructure programs such as CHIPS, PAVE-NY, and BRIDGE-NY. She plans to partner with infrastructure and transportation stakeholders to address New York’s crumbling infrastructure. Marjorie believes the people of New York State are overly burdened by taxes, regulations, and red tape, and will fight for economic relief. She strongly supports term limits.
Marjorie has been an attorney for 32 years, and for ten years she served as a Rochester City Court Judge. During her time as a judge, she presided over thousands of criminal and civil cases. She was also Court Attorney to Livingston County Court Judge Dennis S. Cohen from 2006-2017. In January of 2017, she retired from the New York State court system and then served as a Caledonia Village Trustee.
Marjorie is a member of the Mt. Morris Sportsmen’s Club, the Conesus Lake Sportsmen’s Club, Rochester-Brooks Sportsmen’s Club, S.C.O.P.E., GOA-NY, and the NRA. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a strong advocate for the 2nd Amendment. Marjorie will also push for increased school safety, specifically state-funded armed School Resource Officers in schools.
Marjorie has resided in Caledonia for 12 years, and is eager to use her experiences to make a difference in the lives of her constituents in the 133rd District.